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Best Beaches Of Goa India {To Visit}

Best Beaches of Goa India
Post Last Modified – February 10, 2024 ¦

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A few seasons ago with my son, I finally had the opportunity to travel to India. A country I’ve wanted to visit for years. It’s an experience like no other and many people are unaware of the beautiful coastal region and its richest state of – Goa.

With resorts for all budgets and amazing beaches to discover, it continues to thrive each and every year with tourists and locals alike. Below, together with myself and my guest author, we’ve put together a short list of some of the …

🏖 Best Beaches Of Goa India 🏖

to visit, giving you an idea of what this beautiful State in India has to offer.

Uncovering The Best Beaches Of Goa India

Beaches Of Goa

Goa is a beautiful {Coastal State}, situated on the west coast of India. This state is a perfect tourist destination, especially if you love beaches. There’s no place better in India for a beach vacation, than – Goa!

Below, we’ve listed the – 🏝 Top 5 Best Beaches from each sections of the State;

North Goa … Central Goa … South Goa

First, check out this short 📹 video giving you look at {12 Best Beaches In Goa} For Foreigners.

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Top 5 Best Beaches Of North Goa

Candolim Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #1

candolim beach goa

This beach is 13 kilometers from the {City of Panaji}, and is one of the longest beaches of Goa.

The atmosphere here is quite laid back, usually but it gets all hip and happening in the month of December. This is because of the annual 🌞 Sunburn Festival. 🌞 If you’re a music lover, you have to attend this festival. 🎶 Musicians and music lovers from all over the world, come together to; 🕺 Rock and Roll!

One other main attraction in vicinity of this beach is the {Historic Aguda Fort}, which overlooks the Arabian Sea.

Calungate Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #2

Calangate Beach GOA

Calungate beach is one of the most popular beaches in Goa, and is 16 kilometers from Panaji as well. This is always very crowded because of its popularity, but this beach is very beautiful and worth the visit.

When here, you can expect to have a wild time with water sports activities galore. As well, there’s awesome fresh seafood at the many restaurants on the beach, that will make your taste buds happy. The local markets here are also excellent for shopping.

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Baga Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #3

Baga Beach Goa

Another great pick and also located 19 kilometers outside of Panaji, {Baga Beach} is a very picturesque and popular beach of the State as well. It is considered as one of the most happening places in Goa, because of all the party options you have here.

There is; loads of food, excellent accommodation and water sports to try as well. If you are looking for a destination where you can party till you drop, then Baga Beach is your place.

Anjuna Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #4

North Goa Anjuna Beach

Anjuna beach is Very Popular With Foreigners visiting Goa. This beach is quite peaceful, but provides ample party options as well. The food in the restaurants here are superb, and the cuisines cater to all nationalities.

If looking for some 🥙 tasty food with a 🍺 chilled beer and lovely 🎸 music, then be sure to visit {Anjuna Beach} and enjoy!

This beach is 21 kilometers away from Panaji.

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Sinquerim Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #5

sinquerim beach goa india

This beach is 13 kilometers away from Panaji and just another of the more popular beaches of this serene state. It is a small beach, but it is a complete tourist spot in itself. Known for being a very clean and pristine beach and which has loads of fun options.

There’s water sports galore, dolphin spotting, awesome food and some ⭐ five star experiences at; Taj Vivanta and Taj Holiday.

Top 5 Best Beaches Of Central Goa

Miramar Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #6

Miramar Beach GOA

Situated just 3 kilometers away from Panaji, {Miramar Beach} is yet another popular beach for locals, as well as tourists. It is obviously a crowded beach, but it is also very clean and welcoming.

The main attractions here are; the beach of course, its local restaurants and variety of street shops.

Siridao Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #7

Siridao Beach Goa

Siridao beach is 12 kilometers away from Panaji. This beach is very rocky and sandy, which makes it a paradise for shell collectors and peace seekers.

The main attraction of Siridao beach is the ⛪ Chapel of Jesus Nazareth. ⛪

Cansaulim Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #8

Cansaulim Beach GOA

Cansaulim is a perfect honeymoon destination, with its beautiful and secluded beaches.

Situated 25 kilometers north of Margoa, all you’ll find at Cansaulim, is a beautiful stretch of white sand beach that goes on forever and great swimming in the clear waters.

Majorda Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #9

Majorda Beach Goa

Majorda beach is one of the best destinations if you are looking to have a more relaxed beach vacation. It’s not as crowded as others and ideal for swimming. It does provide some excellent food and party options, like the 🎄 Goa Christmas Carnival.

It is located 11 kilometers from Margoa.

Bogmalo Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #10

Bogmalo Beach Goa India

Bogmalo beach is located 14 kilometers south of Panaji, and is just another great 🏖 beach vacation destination. This beach is very clean and great for swimming. It’s also where the 🤿 Goa Diving Institute 🤿 is located, for diving enthusiasts.

Bogmola Beach has all the amenities you need and is great for street shopping.

Top 5 Best Beaches of South Goa

Colva Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #11

Colva Beach

Colva beach is one of the popular beaches of South Goa. It’s another stretch of beach that goes on and on, offering sandy beaches and great swimming.

It’s a very lively beach, with lots of local eateries and a happening nightlife.

Our Lady of Mercy Church is also located here.

Agonda Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #12

Agonda Beach Goa

Agonda Beach is the perfect place to visit, if you are planning and prefer a more relaxed beach getaway.

This beach is 37 kilometers from Margoa.

Butterfly Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #13

Butterfly Beach Goa India

🦋 Butterfly beach is one of the very secluded and peaceful beaches of Goa. The only way to reach here is to take a ⛵ boat, either from; Palolem beach or Agonda beach.

This is a good place to spot dolphins, fishes and the main attraction here, is the beautiful 🦋 butterflies.

Palolem Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #14

Palolem Beach

Palolem beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in India. It has pristine sandy beach, which will steal your heart instantly.

The beach is more laid back and much smaller and lined with; beach shacks, eateries and superb swimming!

If you’re looking for a beautiful quiet and more secluded beach destination, then {Palolem} is your ticket!

It located approximately 38 kilometers from Margoa.

Polem Beach

Best Beaches Of Goa India #15

polem beach Goa

This beach is located on the southern tip of Goa. It is a peaceful beach with white sands, pristine water and is an ideal spot to watch dolphins and migratory birds. It is 60 kilometers away from Margoa.

The 15 beaches mentioned in this list, are just a few of the best options available in Goa. The beaches are definitely Goa’s main attraction for tourists and local India residents.

As well, this area was once a Portuguese colony and has some amazing architecture to discover in the surrounding area. If you love beaches and looking to also visit India at the same time, then be sure to include the Indian State of Goa!

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Contributing Author – Ruby Andrew
Ruby Andrew, an avid reader and blogger and author by profession lives in Bristol, UK. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. As a writer, she could pen down on any topic that come across.

Her areas of interest are Traveling, Fashion, and Lifestyle. She works as a guest blogger for different sites and currently writes on behalf Indian visa.

I am happy to present this collaborative post in the hopes of offering some helpful travel inspiration and information to you. 🙂


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We enjoyed a wonderful experience traveling throughout India for 7 weeks a few seasons ago. I can’t wait to return once again, to see much more of this beautiful country.

I particularly enjoying relaxing in South Goa on 🌴 Colva and 🌴 Palolem Beaches.

I’ve listed the Official Goa Tourism Development Corporation link below to their website for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this beautiful part of India has to offer.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for Goa’s exact location in India. 🗺

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